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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

16 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

16 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »

- Ben Travers

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War Machine Review

20 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Michôd’s War Machine marks Netflix’s second assessment of America’s Middle Eastern strategies in barely a month. Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle questioned Iraq-war involvement, and now – weeks later – attention is diverted to Afghanistan, 2009. It’s all based on Michael Hastings’ non-fiction “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” an exposé that “questions” General Stanley McChrystal’s 2010 shot-calling. The names may have changed from page to screen, but the message is retained. When invading a foreign land, how is one supposed to broker peace? It’s a confused tactic; one that blurs the rules of war. Good thing a colorful cast of jarheads are there to “make sense” of it all.

Brad Pitt stars as General Glen McMahon, the 4-star legend whose duty is to declare a victorious end to Afghanistan’s ongoing retaliations. Shouldn’t be too hard since the “Glenimal” (yes, »

- Matt Donato

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Netflix hopes Brad Pitt’s star power will fuel their “War Machine”

23 May 2017 4:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Streaming services are really making their mark on the cinematic world. Between Amazon and Netflix, the film festival circuit has seen some big time buys from these would be studios. Netflix has gone a step further, funding some huge projects. One such movie is War Machine, a hugely baity satire that the service forked over heavy money to produce. Starring Brad Pitt and hitting on timely material, this really seemed like it would be an opportunity for the service to contend for some Oscars. Sadly, it isn’t up to snuff in that regard. Still, audiences might be interested in seeing Pitt don the fatigues once again. The film is a satire about military bureaucracy. Initially positioned to be about General Stanley McChrystal since it’s an adaptation of the non fiction book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, which is about the General. »

- Joey Magidson

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Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 6th

22 May 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Aftermath Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maggie Grace will be Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate June 6th

Witness the gripping story of two lives forever bound by tragedy when Aftermath arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Inspired by true events, Golden Globe®winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (1977, New Star of the Year – Actor, Stay Hungry) stars as a husband fearlessly seeking revenge on the air traffic controller responsible for his family’s death. The AftermathBlu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Roman’s (Schwarzenegger) life changes forever when he loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash. He attempts to move on from the tragedy but soon finds that he cannot face life without confronting Jake (Scoot McNairy), the air traffic controller responsible for the accident.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger                     Expendables Franchise, Maggie, Terminator Franchise

Scoot McNairy                                    12 Years a Slave, »

- Tom Stockman

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‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt Stars In a Shrewd Blend of Wartime Drama and Workplace Satire

21 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A movie called “War Machine” may not sound like a workplace satire, but that’s the savviest element in David Michod’s tone-shifting character study, in which Brad Pitt plays a naive army strategist lost in the fog of a conflict with no end in sight. As U.S. General Glen McMahon, Brad Pitt plays an overconfident military man tasked with winding down the war in Afghanistan, only to get trapped by hubris and vanity that have nothing to do with the mission. His greatest enemy is the job itself.

This might sound familiar. Set in 2012 in the midst of an election campaign, “War Machine” draws from Michael Hastings’ nonfiction “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” which recounts the pileup of dysfunctions surrounding his travels with General Stanley McChrystal, whose vocal opposition to the Obama Administration’s desire to wind down the »

- Eric Kohn

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Fargo: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on FX?

18 May 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchIs it time for the wood chipper? Has the Fargo TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Fargo season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?    What's This TV Show About?An FX crime drama anthology, Fargo stars Ewan McGregor (in a dual role), with Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Andy Yu, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jim Gaffigan, and Scoot McNairy. Taking place in 2010, the story follows the sibling rivalry between Emmit (McGregor) the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and his younger brother Ray Stussy (McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer. Although Emmit sees himself as an American success story, Ray is more of a cautionary tale.Read »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Fargo’ Review: The Danger Lurking in Season 3 Becomes Very, Very Real as Ewan McGregor’s Brothers Go to War

17 May 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 5, “The House of Special Purpose.”]

Immediate Reaction

It finally happened. After four weeks of relatively harmless fun — save for the comically killed Maurice Lafay (Scoot McNairy) — “Fargo” took us to the emotional woodshed. It happens every season, at different times and in different ways, but Season 3 hit particularly hard by crossing lines on and off screen.

“The House of Special Purpose” began with back-to-back scenes of graphic, if a bit goofy, content. First, Ray (Ewan McGregor) permanently severed ties with his brother, Emmit, via a faked sex tape meant as blackmail. The only problem was Ray and Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) left the tape out in the open, and too many eyes witnessed its contents. We watch it, Emmit watches it, and, unintentionally, Emmit’s wife, Stella (Linda Kash), watched it before any of us. While devastating to Emmit, seeing Ray and Nikki in a bad wig — consummating their engagement in front of a video »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’ Review: The Danger Lurking in Season 3 Becomes Very, Very Real as Ewan McGregor’s Brothers Go to War

17 May 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 5, “The House of Special Purpose.”]

Immediate Reaction

It finally happened. After four weeks of relatively harmless fun — save for the comically killed Maurice Lafay (Scoot McNairy) — “Fargo” took us to the emotional woodshed. It happens every season, at different times and in different ways, but Season 3 hit particularly hard by crossing lines on and off screen.

“The House of Special Purpose” began with back-to-back scenes of graphic, if a bit goofy, content. First, Ray (Ewan McGregor) permanently severed ties with his brother, Emmit, via a faked sex tape meant as blackmail. The only problem was Ray and Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) left the tape out in the open, and too many eyes witnessed its contents. We watch it, Emmit watches it, and, unintentionally, Emmit’s wife, Stella (Linda Kash), watched it before any of us. While devastating to Emmit, seeing Ray and Nikki in a bad wig — consummating their engagement in front of a video »

- Ben Travers

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Brad Pitt Wants Freedom in New Trailer for David Michôd’s ‘War Machine’

11 May 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In July of 2010, an article appeared in Rolling Stone that effectively ended the military career of United States Army General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general in Afghanistan. The article found McChrystal and his staff critical of then President Barack Obama and caused a media frenzy for a solid week as pundits debated whether or not McChrystal acted unprofessionally. McChrystal tendered his resignation one day after the article was released online, the author of the article — the late Michael Hastings — expanded it into a book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, and the rest is history. And now it’s entertainment, too.

Netflix, who may or may not make real movies depending on who you ask at Cannes, will release War Machine later this month. Animal Kingdom director David Michôd helms this satire, presented as fictionalized take on McChrystal and his unconventional tactics. »

- The Film Stage

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Netflix debut new ‘War Machine’ trailer; The Brad Pitt starrer hits this month

11 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Netflix have debuted a new War Machine trailer and poster. The Brad Pitt-led film arrives on the streaming service later this month where the screen legend plays hot-shot General McMahon, a veteran who endeavours to cut through the politics of war only to be reminded, time and time again, that this is one machine that can’t be stopped.

Here’s the new poster followed by the official synopsis:

In a film for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today.  His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly.  At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, »

- Paul Heath

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One More Official Trailer for Netflix's 'War Machine' Starring Brad Pitt

10 May 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Netflix has dropped another amusing new trailer for War Machine, the war black comedy from Australian director David Michod. We've already seen a few trailers for this before, but this new one gives us even more of Brad Pitt as the goofy general overseeing the Afghanistan war. Described as a "pitch-black war story for our times", this seems like a brutally honest look at America's modern wars. The full ensemble cast includes Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Keith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, Rj Cyler, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly. I'm still very much looking forward to this, mostly because of David Michod, but also because Brad Pitt looks hilarious in this role. Plus it seems like a brutally honest takedown of the American wars in the Middle East. Check this out. Here's the second trailer (+ poster) for David Michod's War Machine, »

- Alex Billington

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New War Machine trailer is gonna liberate the sh** out of you

10 May 2017 3:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over two weeks to go until War Machine arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new poster and trailer for writer-director David Michod’s upcoming dramedy which sees Brad Pitt lead a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, Rj Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly; check them out below…

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today.  His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly.  At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a »

- Amie Cranswick

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Brad Pitt Barks Orders And Causes A Ruckus In War Machine Trailer

10 May 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“We’re gonna liberate the shit out of you.” Netflix’s biting satire War Machine has rolled out another trailer featuring Brad Pitt’s aloof U.S. General barking orders in the Middle East.

Lifted from the pages of The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan – the late journo Michael Hastings is the brains behind the non-fiction novel, which hit store shelves back in 2012 – Netflix has elected David Michôd to write and direct the feature-length adaptation, one which places Brad Pitt in the grubby boots of General Glen McMahon. He’s a brash, overly confident war machine ready to crack the whip within the political cauldron of Afghanistan, only to become a victim of his own hubris.

Pegged to arrive in two weeks’ time, you’ll get a sense of that dramatic rise and equally dramatic fall via today’s new trailer, which »

- Michael Briers

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Final War Machine Trailer Drops Brad Pitt in the Middle of Afghanistan

10 May 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix has released the third and final trailer, along with a new poster, for their upcoming film War Machine, starring global superstar Brad Pitt. A film for our times, this satire takes on hot-shot General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt), a man caught up in a modern-day war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end. War Machine, a Netflix original film, will be released globally on Netflix and in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 26, which will make for an interesting holiday weekend.

One of the biggest movie-going holidays of the year is Memorial Day weekend, where some of the biggest movies hit theaters to vie for your box office dollars. This year is no exception, with Paramount's Baywatch and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but with Netflix debuting War Machine in both limited release, and on their popular streaming service, »

- MovieWeb

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‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt’s Ready to Win in Afghanistan in New Netflix Satirical Comedy

10 May 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming satirical comedy film “War Machine.” Written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”), the film is an adaptation of the book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

Read More: ‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt Explains the Difference Between Helping People and Killing Them — Watch

The part-reality, part-parody film stars Brad Pitt as Glen McMahon, a successful, charismatic four-star U.S. General who commands Nato forces in Afghanistan. The military leader is then taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Ben KingsleyEmory Cohen, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart and Meg Tilly. The film is produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt’s Ready to Win in Afghanistan in New Netflix Satirical Comedy

10 May 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming satirical comedy film “War Machine.” Written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”), the film is an adaptation of the book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

Read More: ‘War Machine’ Trailer: Brad Pitt Explains the Difference Between Helping People and Killing Them — Watch

The part-reality, part-parody film stars Brad Pitt as Glen McMahon, a successful, charismatic four-star U.S. General who commands Nato forces in Afghanistan. The military leader is then taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Ben KingsleyEmory Cohen, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart and Meg Tilly. The film is produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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New trailer & poster for Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt

10 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Undoubtedly one of Netflix’s most anticipated original films (and indeed one of their most expensive) is War Machine, the new war satire that stars Oscar Nominee Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Inglorious Basterds). And to celebrate its impending release, Netflix has debuted a new trailer and some new art from the film.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), the film is inspired by the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan”, written by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Pitt stars as “hot-shot General McMahon endeavoring to cut through the politics of war only to be reminded, time and time again, that this is one machine that can’t be stopped.”

Tilda Swinton (Okja), Scoot McNairy (Aftermath), Will Poulter (The Revenant) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) are amongst the co-stars. »

- Scott Davis

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Sleepless review – a thriller to keep you on your toes

7 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A committed performance from Jamie Foxx and taut direction lift this remake of a French thriller above the pack

In this remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit blanche, Jamie Foxx stars as a Las Vegas cop increasingly embroiled in a mafia-type drugs scandal with just a few hours to sort things out – and save his kidnapped teenage son. Vincent Downs (Foxx) and partner, Sean (rapper Ti), have 25 kilos of cocaine in their possession, wanted by sleazy casino owner Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), in turn wanted by punkish drug dealer Novak (a menacing Scoot McNairy). When Vincent’s Nancy Drew-type colleague, internal affairs officer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), begins to meddle, Vincent finds himself further compromised.

Most of the action is confined to the sleek interiors of fictional Las Vegas hotel the Luxus; bloody smackdowns occur in settings including a dimly lit casino, a pulsing, neon nightclub and a spa pool, among other toothsome cliches. »

- Simran Hans

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Sleepless review

5 May 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A French thriller gets the remake treatment, starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. Here's our review of the rather silly Sleepless...

Constructing a decent thriller's like building a house of cards: get it right, and you have something that stands by itself. Make a mistake, and the whole thing collapses in a heap. Sleepless, a remake of a French thriller, Sleepless Night, in turn adapted from a novel by Frederic Jardin, is one of those frustrating genre films that, after half-an-hour or so of decent construction, starts to wobble before your very eyes.

The set-up is this: Jamie Foxx plays a Las Vegas cop, Vincent Downs, who's robbed a huge stash of cocaine as part of an undercover investigation into his own precinct. Determined to get their drugs back, some ruthless gangsters stab Vincent in the gut and kidnap his son as leverage. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs officer Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan »

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